Michelle Obama knows a thing or two about dressing for the public eye.
The former First Lady of the United States and her long-time stylist Meredith Koop honed a sleek and chic diplomatic wardrobe over the eight years that her husband Barack Obama was in office.
But since leaving the White House, Jason Wu and Vera Wang sleeveless dresses made way for Stine Goya and Acne Studios two-piece suits and jumpsuits on her Becoming book tour, and her personality continues to shine through with the press trail for her second title, The Light We Carry: Overcoming In Uncertain Times.
Kicking off the official tour with a discussion moderated by Ellen DeGeneres, Obama pulled out all the stops with a Canadian tuxedo courtesy of Ganni’s resort 2023 collection.
The Scandinavian brand’s two-piece double denim set featured a structured light-wash blazer with a cinched in waist, and wide-leg, denim cargo trousers.
The mother of two paired the all-denim outfit with a pair of red patent leather Stuart Weitzman heeled boots, which added a further element of edge to her outfit.
Obama also opted to wear her hair down naturally, in braids, rather than straightened, as she had done in the White House, something she spoke about during her discussion with DeGeneres.
According to The Washington Post, Obama felt America was “just getting adjusted” to having a Black president so she opted to wear her hair straight during Barack’s time in office.
“Nope, they're not ready for it,” Obama said while recalling her decision, per The Washington Post.
“Let me keep my hair straight,” Obama said. “Let's get health care passed”
Since her husband left the Oval office, however, the lawyer and author has had the freedom to wear her hair any way she wants, often opting for a natural or braided style.
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